David Rosenboom – Biodeedback and the Arts: Results of Early Experiments, published by the Aesthetic Research Centre, Vancouver, B.C., Canada, 1976
Diagrams from the first book on biofeedback music.
Cover designed by Jacqueline Humbert.
BIOME – Tactus Tempus (7:00 excerpt), composed in 1969 by Frank McCarty,
live on KPFA, Berkeley, CA, 1973 [source]
Allen Strange, EMS Synthi A
Pat Strange, EMS Synthi A
Frank McCarty, EMS Synthi A
Boots McCarty, EMS Synthi A
Patrick Clancy, EMS Synthi A
Steve Ruppenthal, EMS Synthi A
BIOME was a US live electronic music collective founded by Allen Strange in California in 1967. Strange studied with Harry Partch, Kenneth Gaburo, Pauline Oliveros and John Chowning. BIOME toured in the US and Europe between 1970 and 1974, occasionally accompanying screenings of Steve Whealton’s experimental films. In 1976, Strange founded another group, the Electric Weasel Ensemble in conjunction with Donald Buchla, as the band only played Buchla synthesizers.
Scarlatti Goes Electro – Third Album [三枚目のアルバムを試聴],
LP published by Out One Disc, Tokyo, Japan, May 2014
There can’t be a better time than hot Summer days to indulge into a Jean-Jacques Perrey revival by the French duo of Antoine Souchav and Michel Bananes Jr, from Bordeaux, aka Scarlatti Goes Electro. Based on actual keyboard sonatas by Italian composer Domenico Scarlatti (1685–1757), the duo’s 3rd album collects incredible interpretations of the Maestro’s music for electronic instruments and harpsichord, helped by devilish arrangements from Japanese producer Kishino Yuichi, aka The Mustached Widow, also Out One Disc label owner. Expect highly intoxicating doses of Moog Little Phatty, Korg Mini 700, Clavinet Hohner D6 as well as clarinet and theremin – neat solo on the super-groovy track #9 Sonata K. 456, allegro.
Baudouin Oosterlynck – Variations du Silence (1990-1991), book of 32 graphic scores, limited to 35 copies, published by Galerie Camille von Scholz, Brussels, Belgium, 1992 [source]
« Ces 32 partitions-dessins sont le fruit de dix trajets en Europe (15 000 km) en train, à pied et à bicyclette à la recherche de sites et de lieux où il y a encore du silence… de beaux silences. Non pas un silence scientifique ou mystique, ni encore un silence éternel, mais un moment musical où le silence mis à nu par ses oreilles, m’aime ». B.O.
Spread pages from Sub Jam magazine [PDF], Beijing, China, 2010
MartiensGoHome – Abscons Depuis 1996, USB key, published by Kalinka-Vichy, Belgium, 2009
MartiensGoHome – En Atlanta (51:00)
Podcast on Radio Campus, Brussels, Belgium, 2012
Hosted on Discrepant
Belgian sound collective Martiensgohome (various membership around Benoît Deuxant and Roland Wouters) emerged from an independent radio live show in Brussels and developed into a weekly experimental podcast as well as live performances and collaborations. This episode, titled In Atlanta, is based on a communication (in French) from an Atlantis representative to the humans of planet Earth and incorporates esoteric jargon, pseudo-science and Scientology brainwashing techniques on a background of ambient music. Remarkably insidious voice from unknown female speaker.
Martiensgohome on Archive.org & BandCamp
[picture from Vision Afar]
Idealstate Recordings – Brushstrokes: After Ellsworth Kelly (13:46)
Gothenburg, Sweden, May 2014
Finn Loxbo, archtop electric
Lee Noyes, feedback
Electroacoustic improvised music inspired by a combined collage by Ellsworth Kelly.
Paul Etienne Lincoln – Sinfonia Torinese, sound installation in Torino, Italy, Christine Burgin Gallery (NY), 2004
The installation included a complex arrangement of bird recordings, Racca piano melodico (like this one), stuffed Italian birds, electronic sensors, alcohol distillation, etc.